No-till farming (also called zero tillage or direct planting or pasture cropping) is a way of growing crops from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage. No-till is an agricultural technique which increases the amount of water and organic matter (nutrients) in the soil and decreases erosion. It increases the amount and variety of life in and on the soil.
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... by both institutions and farmers continues into developing organic no-till farming methods that utilize the rolling/crimping of cover crops and diverse crop rotations to suppress weeds, insects, and diseases ... Current organic farming methods often rely on tillage to control these pests at the expense of soil quality ... The marriage of no-till and organic has the potential to produce both the healthiest food and the healthiest soil at the same time.^ ...
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